Sorry for the long delay since my last movie post! There’s a lot going on as we wrap up the year at the Library. Rest assured that even when I can’t find the time to post, I’m ALWAYS adding new titles to the collection. If you have any time to relax and watch a movie during the holiday, here are some interesting new titles you might enjoy:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
A uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact, he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being 'more like a co-worker.' But when Greg's mom insists he spend time with Rachel, a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be.
Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Rj Cyler.
Rated PG-13, 2015. Drama.
After journalist Michael Finkel is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse in this psychological drama.
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke, Gretchen Mol, Byron Jennings
Rated R, 2015. Drama.
In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement.
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Michael Culkin
Rated PG, 2015. Drama.
Let me know what you think!